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Uber drivers are reportedly manipulating the app to create artificial surge pricing | BGR

Surge pricing is a frustrating, but understandable, compromise that we have to deal with in order to have affordable rides at our beck and call everywhere we go. If the weather’s bad, a major concert or sporting event just let out, or it’s just an especially busy night, you might end up paying an extra few dollars for an Uber. But what if there was a way for drivers to manipulate the service and activate surge pricing at any time?

According to a report from Washington, DC’s ABC7, this is not only possible, but it’s happening all over the country. The local news station originally reported on artificial surge prices at Reagan National Airport last month, prompting Uber to explain that this wasn’t a widespread issue, and that there were safeguards to prevent it.

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Uber drivers are reportedly manipulating the app to create artificial surge pricing – BGR.

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